Senator John McCain’s Surgery Will Delay The Health Care Vote

The controversial bill was to be voted on this week.

Senator John McCain’s Surgery Will Delay The Health Care Vote Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for WS Productions  

The Senate Republicans have deferred a vote on the healthcare bill that could cost millions of Americans their healthcare coverage. Republican Senator Mitch McConnell announced the delay on July 15, due to Senator John McCain needing surgery next week. According to The New York Times, without McCain, the bill will most likely not have enough votes to pass.

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Senator McConnell did not announce another date for the vote, and instead deferred it for an unknown amount of time. The vote has been delayed two times now, and is struggling to gain support from Republican lawmakers.

The Republican quest to dismantle the Obama Administration's Affordable Care Act and replace it with a legislation of their own has been met with many challenges, most notably that it could strip millions of Americans of their health insurance and that it would disproportionately hurt low income Americans.

July 16, 2017
Senator John McCain’s Surgery Will Delay The Health Care Vote